Provided by: lintian_2.21.0ubuntu2_all bug

NAME

       Lintian::CheckScript - Check script meta data

SYNOPSIS

        use Lintian::CheckScript;

        my $cs = Lintian::CheckScript->new ("$ENV{'LINTIAN_ROOT'}/checks/",
                                            'files');
        my $name = $cs->name;
        foreach my $tag ($cs->tags) {
           # $ti is an instance of Lintian::Tag::Info
           my $ti = $cs->get_tag ($tag);
           print "$tag is a part of the check $name\n";
           # Do something with $ti / $tag
        }
        foreach my $needs ($cs->needs_info) {
           print "$name needs $needs\n";
        }
        if ($cs->is_check_type ('binary') && $cs->is_check_type ('source')) {
           # Check applies to binary pkgs AND source pkgs
        }

DESCRIPTION

       Instances of this class represents the data in the check ".desc" files.  It allows access
       to the tags (as Lintian::Tag::Info) and the common meta data of the check (such as Needs-
       Info).

CLASS METHODS

       Lintian::CheckScript->new($basedir, $checkname)
           Parses the $file as a check desc file.

       $cs->name
           Returns the "name" of the check script.  This is the value in the Check-Script field
           in the file.

       $cs->type
           Returns the value stored in the "Type" field of the file.  For the purpose of testing
           if the check applies to a given package type, the "is_check_type" method can be used
           instead.

           Note in rare cases this may return undef.  This is the case for the lintian.desc,
           where this field is simply not present.

       $cs->abbrev
           Returns the value of the Abbrev field from the desc file.

       $cs->script_path
           Returns the (expected) path to the script implementing this check.

       needs_info
           Returns a list of all items listed in the Needs-Info field.  Neither the list nor its
           contents should be modified.

       $cs->is_check_type ($type)
           Returns a truth value if this check can be applied to a $type package.

           Note if $cs->type return undef, this will return a truth value for all inputs.

       $cs->add_taginfo ($taginfo)
           Associates a tag as issued by this check.

       $cs->get_tag ($tagname)
           Return the tag or undef (if the tag is not in this check).

       $cs->tags
           Returns the list of tag names in the check.  The list nor its contents should be
           modified.

       $cs->run_check ($proc, $group)
           Run the check on $proc, which is in the group $group.  $proc should be a lab entry and
           must have the proper collections run on it prior to calling this method (See
           Lintian::Unpacker).

           The method may error out if loading the check failed or if the check itself calls
           die/croak/fail/etc.

           Returns normally on success; the return value has no semantic meaning and is currently
           "undef".

           NB: load_check can be used to determine if the check itself is loadable.

AUTHOR

       Originally written by Niels Thykier <niels@thykier.net> for Lintian.

SEE ALSO

       lintian(1), Lintian::Profile(3), Lintian::Tag::Info(3)